UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LAW AND RELIGION

Aleshinloye Adeyemi

The Faculties of Arts and Law, University of Ibadan were intrigued by the international conference, jointly sponsored by the said faculties, along with Faculty of Law, University of Lagos; National Judicial Institute, Nigeria; West African Centre for Law and Religion Studies; International Centre for Law and Religion Studies; and J. Reuben Clark Law School. 

The four-day Conference started with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, April 25th, which held at the International Conference Centre and graced by such eminent figures, including Mr. Femi Falana, SAN. The conference proceeded with a three-day intensive course on law and religion studies, from Wednesday, April 26th to Friday, April 28th, which held at the Faculty of Law Large Lecture Theatre. In attendance at the course sessions were over five hundred students and lecturers from different universities in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, among others, including Professor Akin-Ibidapo Obe, from the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. 

The visiting scholars, who anchored the class sessions, namely; Professor Cole Durham (USA), Mike Hill, QC (UK) and Professor Kofi Quashigah (Ghana), read from the course material, which was made up of excerpts from Cole Durhams and Brett Scarffs book, Law and Religion: National, International and Comparative Perspectives. 

The class session ended on Friday, April 28th, after the conduction of a test on the question: In what way can the state assists religion, and students seated on the first rows were awarded their certificates while the remaining were promised that they would get their cerifiates on Tuesday at the Faculty of Arts Sub-Deans office.

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